The reality star is now focusing on her education and has personal tutors visit her house as she studies to pass the bar.
“Kim felt things had become far too intense and it was time to step back and appreciate her other most important aspects in life,” the source added.
“It’s been a rough road and she doesn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel right now.
“Divorce has been brewing since July of last year but she has tried to make things work. It just hasn’t worked. She feels he is unfortunately not the man she married.
“The plan was to try to make it work for their kids and the business but not in the conventional sense. They were working to stay together with Kanye spending most of his time in Wyoming and Kim remaining here in LA.
“Things became more and more strained and Kim tried to just focus on what makes her the happiest outside her marriage. Her kids, her business, and becoming a lawyer.”
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The source added: “Kim and the kids spend most of their time together at home and when they socialise it’s with their cousins. Their whole world right now seems to be their home in Calabasas and, while Kanye would rather have them in Wyoming, they will remain in the Los Angeles area.
“Kim is spending much of her time homeschooling. She has private tutors who come to her home because her end goal is her college degree and to pass the bar. She is sure she wants to be a lawyer.
“In terms of business, Kim and Kanye were always on the same page and they planned to support one another in their careers as much as possible.
“Kim just couldn’t go on pretending that this marriage was going to get better.”
Reps for Kim and Kanye declined to comment.
A source close to Kim claimed that reports Kanye had tried to sell Kim’s jewellery were “untrue”, adding that the split was “amicable”.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission
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